Engineering Education

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What is the EngEd?

The Collaborative Specialization in Engineering Education is an interdisciplinary initiative designed for students within home programs in engineering or education who are interested in pursuing courses and research in engineering education. This opportunity allows students to join a small community of scholars interested in research and learning at the nexus of education and engineering practice. Upon successful completion of the requirements of the home department and the specialization, students receive the notation “Completed Collaborative Specialization in Engineering Education” on their transcript.

What courses do I take?

A core course provides students with an introduction to engineering learning, knowledge, assessment, and culture and community, while the theoretical foundations, methods, and topics related to engineering education research are explored in a seminar course.

How does the research work?

Research is supervised by a graduate faculty member in a home department (see below for participating degrees, departments and faculty). Opportunities exist to assess and apply research findings as part of instructional initiatives within the Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering.

Participating Degrees Programs and Affiliated Faculty Members

Chemical Engineering & Applied Chemistry, MASc, PhD

Professor Greg Evans
Professor Emily Moore
Professor Doug Reeve

Civil Engineering, MASc, PhD

Professor Jennifer Drake
Professor Bryan Karney
Professor Heather MacLean
Professor Daniel Posen

Curriculum Studies and Teacher Development, MA, PhD

Professor Clare Brett
Professor Wania Gitari
Professor Doug McDougall
Professor Erminia Pedretti
Professor Jim Slotta

Leadership, Higher Education and Adult Education, MA, MEd, PhD

Professor Ruth Childs
Professor Creso Sá
Professor Stephanie Waterman
Professor Leesa Wheelahan

Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, MASc, PhD

Professor Mark Chignell
Professor Elham Marzi
Professor Susan McCahan
Professor Deborah Tihanyi

Programs

Master’s Level

Admission Requirements

Applicants must be admitted to a participating graduate unit and comply with the admission procedures of that unit before applying to the Collaborative Specialization in Engineering Education.

Students may then submit the following to the EngEd administrator:

  1. a completed registration form
  2. a curriculum vitae (CV)
  3. a personal statement explaining how their program of study and specific research interests relate to engineering education
  4. a letter of recommendation from a faculty member confirming their willingness to supervise and support the student’s research and outlining why the student would be well suited for the Engineering Education Collaborative Specialization
Specialization Requirements

Students must satisfy the requirements of both the home degree program and the graduate unit.

Students must complete a total of 0.5 full‐course equivalents (FCEs) as follows:

  • the core course: TEP 1204H (formerly APS 1204H) -  Instructional Design in Engineering Education (0.5 FCE)
  • continuous participation in a seminar series: TEP 1205Y (formerly APS 1205Y) (CR/NCR) (0 FCE)

Students must undertake the major paper or thesis required by the home degree program with a focus on engineering education under the supervision of a collaborative specialization core faculty member.

Doctoral Level

Admission Requirements

Applicants must be admitted to a participating graduate unit and comply with the admission procedures of that unit before applying to the Collaborative Specialization in Engineering Education.

Students may then submit the following to the EngEd administrator:

  1. a completed registration form
  2. a curriculum vitae (CV)
  3. a personal statement explaining how their program of study and specific research interests relate to engineering education
  4. a letter of recommendation from a faculty member confirming their willingness to supervise and support the student’s research and outlining why the student would be well suited for the Engineering Education Collaborative Specialization
Specialization Requirements

Students must satisfy the requirements of both the home degree program and the graduate unit.

Student must complete a total of 1.0 full‐course equivalents (FCEs) as follows:

  • the core course TEP 1204H (formerly APS 1204H) -  Instructional Design in Engineering Education (0.5 FCE)
  • an elective course in engineering education (0.5 FCE); see the elective course list
  • continuous participation in a seminar series: TEP 1206Y (formerly APS 1206Y) (CR/NCR) (0 FCE)
  • PhD students will attend the seminar series in Year 1, deliver a seminar on their research topic in Year 2, and design and deliver one or more instructional workshops in their final year, in addition to making a final presentation on their research

Students must complete the major paper or thesis required by the home degree program with a focus on engineering education under the supervision of a collaborative specialization core faculty member.

Where a student has completed the core course TEP 1204H (formerly APS 1204H) at the master’s level, the student will complete an alternate elective course (see elective course list) approved by the collaborative specialization Director.

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